Mobile has brought a new lease of life to content marketing. aptus director Sam Lewis explains how brands have used the digifi.it platform to deliver branded editorial to consumers
With The Apprentice back on TV, you could be forgiven for believing that business is still all about the hard, direct sell. But Sir Alan and his wannabes miss an element of marketing that has been around for just as long as its more direct cousin, and is arguably more effective: content marketing. The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as the “technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire, and engage a clearly defined and understood target audience – with the objective of driving profitable customer action.” Put simply, content marketing is the art of communicating with customers and prospects without selling.